Dear Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to the Madeleine Kindergarten ! I am very excited about beginning a new school year with your child and sharing in their learning experience at the Madeleine School. Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events:
Popsicles at the Playground, Tuesday, August at 19th at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This will be a great opportunity for the children to gather and meet their classmates and play on the playground. Please bring all classroom supplies to school on this day. We want to have everything prepped, stored, and ready for our first day of school!
Kindergarten Parent Meeting, Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This is an important introduction to the kindergarten classroom. I will discuss a variety of important topics to help you and your child acclimate to coming to school, the nuances of our kindergarten program and becoming a part of our larger community of the Madeleine School and Parish. Please arrange for childcare. Our meeting will last roughly an hour. We will discuss our curriculum at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Get Acquainted Visits - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
On this exciting day, your child will come to the classroom for a thirty minute "Get Acquainted" visit. This is a Dress Rehearsal; children should come in uniform with their backpack. During this time, I will be meeting with your child and several other students in a small group setting. I have found that smaller groups, for shorter periods of time are comforting to my new students. During your child’s visit you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with other parents in the Parish Hall as your child takes his or her first solo steps into the classroom. After twenty minutes the children will invite parents to step back into the classroom for a tour and to hear a few parting words before our first big day!
I will be sending out an invitation with your child’s thirty minute meeting time in August.
I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child's first teacher at the Madeleine and look forward to meeting with you soon!